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have from them, that video. >> reporter: the u.s. embassy of peru has told them the pair may have then boarded a boat. >> the embase embassy believes they got on the boat for an a . amazon cruise. >> reporter: the family has set up a war room where they're mapping out all they know. >> probably the biggest thing we have access to garrett's bank records and starting january 25th all of his banking ceased. no more withdrawals. there's nothing. there is absolutely no activity. >> reporter: what has the family especially worried, warnings that kidnappers may be targeting american tourists in the peru region. friends and family are pleading for help. >> i want my son to know that i love him, that we all love him. we want them to come home safe and sound. >> when your child is missing it's really, really tough. and we need your help. >> reporter: the family tells me they're getting daily updates from the embassy in peru. they are certainly hoping that those images will lead to the couple. meanwhile, the folks here at the peddler bike shop are asking for the safe return of jamie neal an
's the problem. it's not the actual extraction of it. they're making the money. >> reporter: according to the u.s. energy administration american households spent about $3,000 on gas last year which works out before taxes about 4% of a household's income. in san jose, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >>> comments about traffic in los angeles, turns out traffic here in the bay area is just as bad. tonight a new study reveals our dubious link with southern california. res researchers say we have the second worst traffic congestion in the nation. experts say there's no fix. a live look at our evening commute. it doesn't look so bad. let's bring in bay area's marianne favro with the details. >> reporter: whether you watch here in oakland or here in fremont, you are part of the second worst commute in the nation when it comes to hours spent waiting in traffic. a new report from the texas a&m transportation institute says only washington, d.c., drivers spend more time waiting in traffic. the study found in 2011 you spent on average 61 hours sitting in your traffic. want to put a price tag on that waste
it is receiving fair and reasonable benefits from its partners and whether nasa is appropriately monitoring u.s. export control laws. now a spokeswoman for nasa says she had not seen the ig's memo put out yesterday and would not comment until she had. the ig's probe into export control laws follows an fbi and justice department probe into whether national security issues were shared by officials out at nasa ames with chinese dignitaries who were visiting and working at moffet field. congressional sources say the probe was dropped by the u.s. justice department. senator grassley's office calls the audit, quote, important and good news. google corporate communications did not return our request for comment. >> thank you very much, steven. if you have a tip for steven or anyone in our investigative unit, give us a call 888-996-tips. send us an e-mail to the unit. >>> new tonight at 6:00, san jose police need the public's help in finding a missing man who may be suffering from dementia, might also be with a woman whose family does not know. stanley jacobson's family reported him missing. he was las
, but her departure was overshadowed by another deadly u.s. embassy attack. the latest in "world tonight" next. >>> the biggest party in new orleans. >> thousands of others tonight, time to ramp up the party, get that moment in the international spotlight. laurence scott with a look at all the chaos and everybody wants their own 15 minutes of fame, too. >> reporter: so much is going on. we're hearing from the legends, that deer antler spray, we're trying to understand with ray lewis. confusing. when you get down to it, the families are having a good time. people are talking. people are arriving. it's a big scene. it's a circus. they're getting ready for this thing. take a look. >> arguably the best wide receiver in nfl history -- >> reporter: jerry wise has seen his fair share of super bowl glory. m rice is one of many former niners on the scene sharing their thoughts on life in the spotlight of the big game. >> you hear so many players say, well, i'm not going to let the super bowl define my legacy, why are you playing the game? bottom line, it's all about, you know, getting in that pos
american bridge and floor are working with the u.s. coast guard to try to determine what went wrong. until they do, i'm told the scaffolding work will remain suspended. work on the deck of the eastern span is expected to resume tomorrow. .reporting live on treasure island, i'm jodi hernandez nbc bay area news. >> thank you. so who's responsible? more details now about the company that operates the crane and other vendors on this project. nbc bay area's investigative unit is digging into the history of these companies and we found revealing information about their past. reporter stephen stock joins us from our newsroom. a lot of talk about the contractors and the safety records. what have you found out? >> raj, the crane as you heard from jodi is operated through a joint operations is agreement between two of the largest construction companies in the country, a group called american bridge company based out of pennsylvania and an even larger corporation called floor enterprises based outside dallas, texas. according to data from the department of labor, oh shas inspectors investigated four
that energy focused. >> reporter: wasserman called it one of the most complicated crime areas in the u.s. burglaries were up more than 23%. we talked to several people as they were leaving the meeting. we heard mixed reviews. some people said they had heard these ideas before. others said they were helpful it could turn it around in oakland. there will be other community meetings like this and we're told wasserman will attend the meetings. we talked to the mayor and the police chief. you can hear what they had to say tonight at 11:00. monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you. it looked like chaos in fremont but it was only a drill. fire, police and other agencies responded to a large scale simulated disaster with hundreds of fictional casualties. today's event was one of the largest disaster manage many exercises ever held in the bay area with 15 agencies participating. >> these are all agencies that would typically respond if there is a large casualty event. we're trying to improve the coordination. we're trying to decrease the amount of time that it takes to get injured people t
for the undocumented immigrants in the u.s. group of eight senators has been working on a bipartisan immigration reform bill. the white house its plan would only be proposed if the current efforts fail. reacted to the president's plan saying quote, what the president said is a big step and offers hope for immigrants but the white house proposal has too many years of waiting for citizenship. also it does not address the future flow for new citizen. s. >>> two politicians were on meet the press today. gavin newsom and carly fiorina. they talked about everything from the economy and immigration reform to dysfunctional washington. >> it's time for us to lean in and hold these guys up for higher level expectations. you want to move the mouse, you got to move the cheese. we've got to change consensus in this country for good behavior. >> i find it stunning truly that this president and the democratic party continues to lay all the blame for their failure to achieve anything at the feet of the tea party or ted cruz or who aever the latest villain is. >> this ramps up the speculation he has washington in his p
. they could then apply for a work visa within eight years if they learn english, u.s. history and pay back taxes. the work visa would clear the way for citizenship. the newspaper did not receive the entire plan which also includes new security rules and guidelines on hiring for businesses. >>> it's being called a cosmic coincidence. a meteor impact in russia followed by a near miss by an asteroid and an unusual flash of light, a fireball seen over the bay area last night. some bay area scientists are hoping the events will bring more attention to their cause, a cause they believe we should all care about. bob redell picks up the story from mountain view. hello, bob. >> reporter: good evening, diane and terry. the group of scientists and former astronauts working out of this office building in mountain view don't want us to be blindsided by a big meteor like we were yesterday when a ten-ton rock from outer space entered the earth's atmosphere over siberia and blowing out windows and hurting more than 1,000 people, that's why the b-612 foundation on the peninsula is trying to give us an extr
return what they didn't spend. a u.s. district judge ordered bloomenergy to pay the workers $31,922 in back wages plus the same amount in damages and the department of labor hit the company with $6,160 in civil penalties. blanco says the workers were surprised to hear they were protected and they would be getting back pay. >> they were very surprised. they were very surprised because they felt they didn't have any protection in the united states. >> reporter: now we did did, to reiterate, reach out to bloomenergy. they said no comment. the attorney for the company also offered no comment. now the spokesperson for the labor department says this should serve as a reminder to employers and to employees that federal law protects workers whether or not they are here illegally. in sunnyvale, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> kris, thank you. have you been able to function today? an emotional day for so many in the bay area, everyone just trying to digest what we saw last night. tonight, take a look. the 49ers are back home, arriving at the airport. now despite the gut wrenching loss
math skills to compare the cost of deportation versus the value young immigrants contribute as u.s. citizens. the campaign produced a clip to promote the dream act. the video ends with news that parker was just accepted into a master's program at yale. >> if the dream act doesn't pass by the time he graduates, he will no choice but to take a job where someone pays him under the table. >> which means the president of the berkeley math club will be doing some hard manual labor. >> the dream act would open the path to citizenship for park and 2 million other young people brought to the u.s. as kids. >>> go on a police ride-along from your own couch. still ahead at 6:00, the unique social media event happening right now in the bay area. also -- >> pets accidentally killed, lost, injured, all in the care of the airlines. an nbc bay area investigation, what happens when some animals are shipped in cargo. >>> and a warning for wine lovers. why the nice weather could cost you money. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we are tracking some rare february he
" that exposes the epidemic of sexual assault in the u.s. military. it's not just women getting violated though according to the film, more than 20% of female veterans have been sexually assaulted while serving. >> about half men and women have been sexually assaulted in the military. >> if we can prevent sexual assault in the military, i believe we can prevent it or reduce it in our larger culture. >> she isn't new to the art of empowering women through film. she wrote, produced and directed her first movie in 2011. >> "misrepresentation" explores the representation of women in positions of power and influence in our country and challenges the media's limited portrayal what it means to be a powerful woman. >> she's hoping to add to her collection of awards and bring home another named oscar but she's not in it for the gold. >> i do believe now that i think 10% of the armed forces have seen the film, i do believe we're going to start to see change. >> between her and her politicking husband, california lieutenant governor gavin newsom, change is inevitable. >> what about you and gavin being gov
book. "american sniper, the autobiography of the most leads sniper in u.s. military history." >> every person i killed i have a clear conscious of. they were actively trying to harm americans, allies or the civilians. >> reporter: he was larger than life. made for tv but initially spurned an offer to appear in the nbc reality show "stars earn stripes." >> all the money raised was going to charity. this was supposed to highlight the military. i was all in. >> reporter: famed for taking lives in war, chris kyle devoted himself to life better for others until the day he died. the suspect has been ordered held on $3 million bond. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> still to come at 6:00, the boy scouts will meet this week to discuss a long time policy. a ban on gay members. today president obama weighed in on the controversial topic. >>> plus, a change in the forecast that could affect your commute this week. a beautiful night in san francisco. >>> as we've been reporting, the power is out at the superdome. we want to go to dave feldman at the csn sports net. you're here by phone. i und
, like this u.s. stock investment, activision blizzard inc. publishes the game you are watching right now "call of duty: black ops 2"" regarded as one of the most violent gun toting games on the market to the extent these kinds of video games contribute to violence, how can california support the video game publisher with its money but not the gun manufacturer, the position seems inconsistent? scroll up the investment report and look under sovereign bond and there you'll find kingdom of bahrain. if you recall, bahrain experienced protests and vicious government crackdowns throughout the arab spring. now the country is a u.s. ally and it houses our fifth naval fleet but its government is accused of gunning down innocent pr protesters, torturing those in police custody and arresting thousands to preserve power. so why aren't the country's graphious killings and actions cause for divestment? the calpers fund supports anheuser-busch and they make budweiser, among other beers. alcohol abuse is linked to 75,000 deaths a year in the u.s. according to the cdc more than double the 32,000 people ki
in the u.s. and it happened right here in the bay ea. the discovery that could have wreaked havoc on the state economy. >>> two hollywood stars hang out to talk about moviemaking in silicon valley and the president's high tech call to action, how one big area company is stepping up to the challenge. >>> and our own lawrence scott continues our spring training coverage from scottsdale. the giants back to work today with some sore muscles. >>> got your orange wardrobe ready? >> repeat, dynasty, words for the giants. today marked the first workout for the pitchers and catchers. >> but why just the pitchers and catchers? what happens to the rest of the team? lawrence scott puts that same question to manager bruce bochy. >> reporter: thank you. the giants' first workout of 2013 is in the books and seeing the team take the field for spring training certainly something to behold. it's one of the very best sights of spring, the giants first day of workouts and just as the team was getting in motion on the field there was a legendary figure in the organization taking a deep breath in the c
over russia last week. there are millions of dash cameras in that country. here in the u.s. and more particularly in the bay area the technology trend seems to be catching on. >> the biggest reason right now is to record traffic accidents, to record what they see on the road, just wanting to share with other people. >> reporter: and sometimes security experts say it's people just wanting a second set of eyes. >> so i've gotten calls wanting to know where their partner is, parents wanting to know where their teenager is, employers wanting to know where their employees are. >> reporter: thousands of tips from dash cam. >> as the price tag comes down, the availability gets greater. >> reporter: but the interest in personal surveillance extends beyond the driver's seat. >> unfortunately, criminals are becoming pretty brave. >> reporter: more popular than car cameras are home is yo surveillance systems. sales fell off 75% over last year. >> people want to protect their belongings. they want to make sure that if something does happen to either the property or to their loved ones that it's
% of californians think simple possession of drugs should be a misdemeanor. >>> with the u.s. supreme court hearing just weeks away from hearing prop 8, arguments have been filed with the court. she claims the backers of prop 8, which bans same sex marriage, have no legal standing in this case. harris claims the group protect marriage isn't hurt by the pr practice of allowing same sex couples to marry and since they can't enforce laws they have no standing in whether they should be repealed. the lie court will hear arguments on march 26th. >>> it was an emotional farewell from pope benedict xvi as thousands of people gathered at vatican city. tomorrow he will step down leaving the roman catholic church and its 1 billion worldwide follow eers without a pope. marianne joins us from the vatican. marianne? >> reporter: raj, pope benedict xvi spoke of the burdens of his office as well as the joy. st. peters square alive with excitement as the first pope in six centuries chooses to resign revealing at 85 years old he no longer has the stamina to leave the roman catholic church. >> i will continue to acco
to implement the changes. >>> after years of speculation, it appears it's finally happening. the u.s. postal service plans on canceling saturday meal delivery. >> mail delivery will occur monday through friday. we will not deliver nor collect mail on saturday. >> the postmaster general says it will save the cash strapped agency about $2 billion a year. starting in august mail delivery to homes and businesses will only happen monday through friday but packages will still be delivered on saturdays. local post offices that are open on saturdays will also continue to operate on saturdays and will include delivery to p.o. boxes. >> everything in my mailbox is flyers and bills. >> reporter: on saturdays? >> every day. >> reporter: so you're not going to miss either of those? >> right. >> i'm very disappointed in the way the government is going right now closing all these jobs down for people and basically it's a tragic thing. >> the postal service has been losing millions for years now and blames technology. letters have been replaced by e-mails and checks have been replaced by online bill pay ser
of the estimated 11 million undocumented work hes here in the u.s. but it would not instantly give them green cards. instead they'd have to go to the back of the line. >>> a top investor takes on apple in a rare move. that story just ahead. >> plus, we've seen it. california's the only state which allows it. we're talking about motorcyclists and lane splitting. tonight the chp clarifies that rule. >> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the "weather center." activity picking up yet again with some heavier pockets of rain just off the san francisco peninsula. those areas of yellow and orange some heavy downpours on the way to the sunset district. also the richmond district, even downtown sf, and a weather warning tonight headed anywhere on a plane in the next two days. a developing northeast blizzard will force major airport delays. boeing. >>> one of apple's biggest investors is now demanding the tech giant show investors the money. david i horn runs a fund called greenlight capital and he's suin suing. anding has $7 billion in cash reserves more than any other public company. today it responded t
lethal sniper in u.s. military history. just weeks after lifting the ban on combat, another groundbreaking decision today. secretary leon panetta says it will now extend certain benefits. they include emergency leads, commissary privileges and access to welfare. overseas now. they have captured the country's largest hydroelectric dam. the seizure by rebels is not expected to have a major impact. offering to negotiate a peaceful departure from al asad who has made no indication of stepping down. >>> the indian government is ordering a thorough investigation after a deadly stampede in the northern indian state. 38 people are confirmed dead. most were returning from a large hindu festival held once every 12 years and attended by 40 million people. railway officials are blaming the government for not warning them of the mass crowd. jessica? >> thank you, janelle. >>> then candidate barack obama promised to roll back many of the national security programs from the bush administration which he felt stepped on american civil liberties. today a new poll shows voters appear to think
realtytraccing is claiming that a month old homeowner bill of rights is "profoundly altering the u.s. foreclosure landscape." while california has taken steps to safeguard homeowners that may have already started bearing frurkts the wide-reaching claim of the new national landscape can't be true because there isn't enough data to back it up. at the height of the housing crisis, california suffered like everybody else. dragging down the national foreclosure rate with record activity. but now that thing are turning around, according to the group relate till trak, foreclosures national little have dipped 28% in just the last year. california is receiving a lot of the credit. but is it deserving? >> we do believe that part of the dramatic nature of the drop in california is due to the homeowners bill of rights that took effect in january. >> wait a minute. a series of consumer protections signed by jerry brown last summer that became enforceable six weeks ago are turning things around for the rest of the country? this statement could be partly true. but it requires a lot of explaining. first, as we m
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